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June 16th 2016:Are We Sick of Our Dysfunctional Health Care System? What's the Prescription? Let's Ask Dr. Adam Gaffney of Physicians for National Health Insurance!

Why do so many think national health insurance is a crazy, radical idea? Today, over 2500 physicians are calling for single-payer health care reform. They say: Despite the Affordable Care Act, there are still 30 million Americans with NO health insurance, and 39 million more whose insurance is not affordable. Every other developed nation has some form of national health insurance, yet US health spending is far higher than theirs. Single payer national health reform would save nearly $500 billion annually on paperwork and administration, enough to cover all of the uninsured and eliminate deduct

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Adam Gaffney

Adam Gaffney is a physician and writer. He’s a clinical and research fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he is pursuing public health research. His current work involves environmental health in Shanghai, China. His writing generally focuses on the policy, politics, and history of health care and his articles have appeared, either in print or online, in the New Republic, Los Angeles Review of Books, USA Today, Salon, CNN.com, Dissent, US News & World Report, Jacobin, In These Times, and elsewhere. His is a proud member – and adviser to the board – of Physicians for a National Health Program. He feels that if we believe in a “right to hea
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2224/inner-revolutionary-radio 26/10/2017 03:00 26/10/2017 04:00 Inner Revolutionary Radio https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2224/inner-revolutionary-radio Why do so many think national health insurance is a crazy, radical idea? Today, over 2500 physicians are calling for single-payer health care reform. They say: Despite the Affordable Care Act, there are still 30 million Americans with NO health insurance, and 39 million more whose insurance is not affordable. Every other developed nation has some form of national health insurance, yet US health spending is far higher than theirs. Single payer national health reform would save nearly $500 billion annually on paperwork and administration, enough to cover all of the uninsured and eliminate deductibles, co-insurance, and co-pays for everyone. Plus, what does the lack of guaranteed health care cost us as individuals and as a society? Host Beth Green challenges us to rethink healthcare and interviews Dr. Adam Gaffney of Physicians for a National Health Program, who is advocating single payer healthcare. If he can stand up to the insurance companies and establishment thinking, why can’t we? VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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